Ava Senior Center

Welcome to summer!!  Our menu for this week includes:  Monday, September 9—Cheeseburger, potato salad, baked beans, cake.  Tuesday, September 10—Country fried steak, potatoes, gravy, corn, jell-o.  Wednesday, September 11—Meatloaf, baked potato, California blend vegetables, roll, cookie.  Thursday, September 12—Swedish meatballs, rice, potatoes, beets, fruit.  Friday, September 13—Catfish, hush puppies, green beans, coleslaw, chocolate cream pie.  Salad bar comes with your meal Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Fox trotters, come and eat with us!

Birthday blessings go out to James Degase on September 2, Louise Morrisey on September 3, Juanita Dougherty on September 5, Annabelle Walker on September 8, and Katherine Coats on September 9.

Even though the Center was closed for Labor Day, the Jam Session band still played on Monday night.  New people in attendance again and more players and singers.  We appreciate the 160 that showed up.

Activity may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent.  That’s the bottom line of a recent study of adults in their 70’s and 80’s.  Researchers monitored their daily physical activity, including tasks like cooking and cleaning, for up to 120 days.  People who were the least active were more than twice as likely to develop the disease during the next several years.

The activities around the Center include Monday—OATS bus to Springfield, Jam Session 6-9.  Tuesday—Tai chi senior exercise class 10:30, DCCA Meeting 12:30.  Wednesday—OATS bus in and around Ava, pinochle tournament 12:00 noon.  Thursday—Driver’s exam basement 9:30-3:30.  Friday—OATS bus in and around Ava.

Green onions, such as scallions, have plenty of potassium and vitamins A and C.  But most onions are very low in vitamins and minerals.  However, like other ‘allium’ vegetables—garlic, leeks, chives—all onions are rich in potentially disease-fighting substances, particularly sulfur compounds.  Those compounds may help inhibit blood clots, reduce cholesterol levels, relax the arteries, and block the formation and effects of cancer-causing chemicals.

Remember to come by on Saturday the 5th and eat breakfast with us.  We’re open from 7:30 to 10:30 serving sausage, biscuit and gravy.  The best Folgers coffee in town!

The biggest problem with being average is that you’re as close to the bottom as you are the top.

Until next week, have a great one!